The Open U.P. - One bike/build to rule them all
Roaming the roads and trails of Adelaide is an extraordinary bike. It’s an Open U.P., the revolutionary bike that can take mountain bike and road/cyclocross wheels.
This particular bike has been built to an impossibly high standard. I met the owner, the bike, and the builder so I could tell the story of this sublime machine. To protect the owner’s privacy, I refer to him as Mr LMA (Luckiest Man Alive) for reasons that will be very obvious.
Two girls, two Malvern Stars, one gear, lots of ice-cream and the trip of a lifetime
In honour of International Women’s Day I’d like to introduce you to two female cyclists that inspire me. Aged 19 and 21 they left Melbourne way back in 1946, on their Malvern Star bikes for the adventure of a lifetime.
The people behind a'qto - Damian Hanckock and Nancy De Losa.
At La Velocita we love talking to people that make cycling better. Over the last 18 months I’ve got to know Damian Hancock and Nancy De Losa.
They are the passionate husband and wife team behind Melbourne based brand a’qto. I caught up with them at this year's Audax Alpine Classic to talk about what’s next.
Matthew Keenan - The Dirty Dozen
He’s established himself as just about the most knowledgeable commentator in the business and is currently airing his second season of The Bike Lane.
We spent some time riding with Matthew Keenan at this year’s Dirty Dozen.
James Pane - Road National Championships Experience
Being the nationals there would have been a much bigger crowd than what you would usually expect, how were they?
The crowd created a great atmosphere around the course and lifted all the riders to push that little bit further. It was a good feeling to race past the start/finish line with people lining the streets cheering you on. Although the crowd on the hill were not nice enough to give me a push on the last lap!